The Glorious Dead

We Will Remember Them

In England, today is Remembrance Sunday when a Royal Memorial Service is held at the Cenotaph, on Whitehall in London.


The Queen at the Cenotaph

When the boys come back

They will not be the same;

for they’ll have fought

In a just cause

Siegfried Sassoon


In England, a poppy is worn in remembrance.




5 responses

  1. We must remember so we won’t repeat the mistakes of the past. That way we can make entirely new mistakes. 🙂

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  2. I’m confused. I had today on my calendar as British Remembrance Day, but then someone told me it was the 11th just like the US Veteran’s Day and the rest of the world. Which is is please?

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    1. Today is Remembrance Sunday in England, which is now observed on the nearest Sunday to the 11th of November. This ‘change of day’ happened in 1939 so as not to interfere with wartime production, (England declared war on Germany on September 3rd 1939). Before 1939 the service at the Cenotaph was held on whichever day the 11th of November fell. Many in England observe another two minutes silence at 11 am on the 11th, which is Armistice Day. On the 11th there will be an official 2 minutes silence in Trafalgar Square in London.

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      1. Thank you for taking the time to explain that for me. I feel stupid – I should have known!!

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  3. I’ve painted a few in honour of the brave ones. We all hope for a peaceful world. It’s up to each of us to do our part. x

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